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Reproductive and Sexual Health - Clinical Accreditation Program: Theory only

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Course description

This course is designed for nurses and midwives who wish to function in an extended clinical role as a practitioner in the specialty of reproductive and sexual health. It is suitable for those who are working, or wish to work in General Practice, Family Planning, Sexual Health, HIV/ AIDS, Women's Health, Drug and Alcohol, Gynaecology, Midwifery, Youth and Corrective Services.

This course is the theory only component of the Reproductive and Sexual Health - Clinical Accreditation Program.

Content includes:

  • History taking
  • Contraception
  • Disability
  • Cervical screening
  • Breast health
  • Sexually transmissible infections (STIs)
  • Pregnancy options 
  • Men’s health

Who should attend?

Registered nurses and midwives.

Course structure

The course is offered over a four month period. It comprises a blend of self-paced online learning, discussion forums, live interactive webinars, reflective learning and assessment tasks.

Pre-webinar activities

Participants will have access to the online learning activities before each interactive webinar. Completion of online learning includes pre-reading, activities, case studies and videos. This learning will take approximately 3 hours to complete.

Interactive webinars

There are 4 live, interactive webinars offered in the first 4 weeks of the program [attendance is compulsory].

Post-webinar activities

Over 20 weeks participants will complete a series of online learning activities and assessment tasks. 

Dates

7 February 2022 - 27 June 2022

Live online via Zoom session times [Compulsory attendance]

9:00AM - 12:30PM  Monday 7 February 2022
6:00PM - 8:00PM Tuesday 15 February 2022
5:00PM - 6:00PM Wednesday 23 February 2022
9:00AM - 10:00AM Monday 28 February 2022

Location

Online via Zoom

Eligibility / Prerequisite

Registered Nurses and Midwives will need to:

  • Hold current unconditional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

  • Hold 12 months post-registration experience

Enrolled Nurses will need to:

  • Hold current unconditional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

  • Be employed in the general practice, sexual, reproductive or women's health environment, where another practitioner, either a registered nurse or doctor has skills and knowledge in reproductive and sexual health and can provide clinical support where required.

Assessment

To successfully complete the course, participants are expected to participate in all activities, and successfully complete the following:

  • Attend 4 interactive webinar sessions via Zoom
  • Read and view 10 topic readings and lectures
  • Complete 8 online workbook topics which contain 13 assessment tasks
  • Participate in 4 online forum discussions
  • Write one essay
  • Complete a 2 hour written examination.

Please note this course takes a minimum 88 hours to complete, which equates to approximately 5.5 hours of work per week.  The hours per week will vary depending on when assessment tasks are due. Some participants may find they need to spend longer to complete the course. 

Course cost

$1,840

Recognition / Accreditation

Participants who successfully complete all assessment requirements will be issued with a Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health - Clinical Accreditation Program.

 

 

 Participants who successfully complete all assessment requirements will be issued with a Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health – Theory only.

This course is equivalent to 88 hours to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) requirements for CPD.

Further information

Contact: Course Administration Unit, Education Services
Phone: (02) 8752 4300 press 1 for Education Services
Email: education@fpnsw.org.au
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